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      Springfield teachers reach tentative contract agreement

      Springfield High School

      Springfield Education Association (SEA) President, Marty Perlaky tells WNWO that SEA and the Springfield Board of Education has reached a tentative contract agreement.

      Details of the agreement were not released to the media; however Perlaky says that minor details need to be worked out.

      Teacher contracts expired nearly a year ago on June 30, 2011. SEA and the Springfield Board of Education have been in negotiations for a year without reaching an agreement.

      In a general membership meeting Monday night, the Springfield teachers unanimously voted to authorize their bargaining team to send a 10- day strike notice to the Springfield Board of Education.

      A ratification meeting will be held next week. Perlaky feels that after a ratification process, SEA will be happy with the agreed terms of the contract.